Blog Posts About Installation Tips

Welcome to the Installation Tips category for the Tile Doctor Blog. Here you'll find blog posts related to all sorts of Installation Tips for Tile, Stone, and Grout where the innovative line of Tile Doctor products were used. Feel free to share and leave your comments.

Jun 12, 2017
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Tile Manufacturing

What is ceramic tile? Simply defined, ceramic tile is tile made of clay. What is cement tile? Well you get the picture. Ceramic and cement based tile are similar in at least one aspect.

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Outdoor Pool
Jan 06, 2017
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Pools & Decks

Ceramic, porcelain, and stone tile decks and patios, this section will detail these installations. For tiling patios on concrete slabs on grade, look in Floors Exterior.This section will deal with elevated tile patios and tile decks.

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Laying Grout
Nov 21, 2016
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Grouts

Grout is the material visible between tiles. It is used to fill the space between the tiles and to support them. Grout can be water-resistant. However, water or other liquids, will most likely penetrate the joint.

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Man Leveling
Nov 21, 2016
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Levelers

It seemed fitting to place these products in the substrate section as they are used in an attempt to level out uneven substrates. Commonly they are used on existing concrete slabs that do not conform to the minimum standards.

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Thinset
Oct 24, 2016
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Adhesives

CEMENT SLURRY. This adhesive is mixed using cement, sometimes sand, and water to form a trowel able or brush able consistency. Generally, this mixture can only be used on a substrate or mortar bed that is still plastic.

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Tile
Oct 10, 2016
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Paper Work

After the specific method of installation is chosen, there are preparations to be considered. These may be simple or laborious. The main idea here is that the surfaces are prepared for the method chosen.

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Sep 18, 2016
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Legal

Local, State and Federal building codes have been established for the public's protection from shoddy building practices. These codes also are valuable in that they represent current building practices.

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Crack on Concrete
Sep 05, 2016
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Integrity

According to ANSI A108.01-2.4, 2005, tile can be installed over horizontal and vertical building surfaces that are "sound, clean, and dimensionally stable." "Sound" means that the surface is stable and well cured.

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Kitchen Countertop
Aug 22, 2016
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Tiling Existing Surfaces

In the case of a remodeling project, care must be exercised in the original surface removal. This is important in many ways. It is important to protect those surfaces not involved.

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Elegant Brown Bathroom
Jul 18, 2016
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Sorting Tile For Shower & Tub Installation

Both stone and ceramic tile can have patterns on their surface as well as color variances. Ceramic tile is often manufactured with patterns imprinted on the surface. The patterns may be identical on each tile.

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